This program explores Queensland’s Blue Carbon potential, including mapping of Blue Carbon stocks and sequestration rates.
#QLDBlue is a multi-sector R&D collaboration – comprising Academia, Project Developers, and Industry – examining opportunities for Blue Carbon additionality in the Great Barrier Reef catchment.
This includes doing an inventory of QLD Blue Carbon Stocks and sequestration rates, analyzing drivers of Blue Carbon sequestration in QLD catchments, creating spatial heatmaps of sites suitable for Blue Carbon additionality, and developing predictive models of Blue Carbon under different management scenarios. Queensland Blue builds QLD’s Blue Carbon future and expands carbon farming in through the development of a new Blue Carbon market.
This work is led by Deakin University’s Blue Carbon Lab. Project partners include the University of Queensland, James Cook University, CSIRO, GreenCollar Group, North Queensland Dry Tropics, Department of the Environment and Energy (International Blue Carbon Partnership), Qantas, HSBC, and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
This project is funded by the Queensland Government’s flagship Land Restoration Fund, with additional contributions from Deakin University.